Renting a car should be a straightforward process that ultimately allows you to get to destinations without having to wait for public transit for Uber. It’s exciting to be able to browse through a rental car’s inventory and select the most suitable car for you and your family. However, many customers who rent a car are not sure of what to look for to allow them the most cost-effective, safe and comfortable rental experience.

To help, Expo Rent-A-Car has created a transparent guide that informs you of all you need to know before selecting your rental car.

Rental Car Options & Features

Before the kids decide for you, it’s important to familiarize yourself with a rental car’s size and features to see if it’s suitable for one or the whole family. At Expo Rent-A-Car, we carry a variety of vehicle sizes from the economy to SUV. 

Here’s a guide to our different vehicle sizes and the features to consider:

  • Economy: This type of vehicle is an ideal rental for those that are primarily driving in-town. Economy vehicles often come with two-four doors.
    • Can seat up to four people and comfortably sit one to two adults and two small children. Able to fit a few small bags or an individual, medium-sized suitcase and a few carry-ons.
    • Fuel economy is about 28 miles per gallon.
  • SUV: An SUV vehicle is perfect for in-town driving as well as off-road driving for the entire family because it has four-wheel drive. SUV’s commonly have at least four doors.
    • Can comfortably seat five adults or two adults and three children in the backseat. Able to fit at least five large suitcases for the whole family.
    • Fuel economy is about 26 miles per gallon.
  • Full Size/Premium Full Size: Full-size vehicles are larger than mid-size cars and offer more space than a standard vehicle. Expo Rent-A-Car also has premium full-size vehicles available, which have a larger size and are equipped with advanced features to give the driver and passengers optimal comfort. Both vehicle types often have four doors.
    • Comfortably seats five adults in the seats or even two adults and two children. Able to fit two large suitcases and three small.
    • Fuel economy is about 20-21 miles per gallon.
  • Intermediate: This vehicle is mid-size and larger than a compact but smaller than a full-size car. It is known as a “large family car” and has four doors.
    • Comfortably fits five passengers whether two adults and three children or all adults. It can fit two large suitcases and a few carry-ons.
    • Fuel economy is about 24 miles per gallon.
  • Sport/Convertible: A small vehicle with a more advanced engine to enhance performance. Often a two or four-door vehicle.
    • Comfortably seats four people if it is two adults and two children. Often limited to space for two small suitcases.
    • Fuel economy is about 24 miles per gallon.

For affordable car rental in Vancouver, be sure to contact one of our rental agents at Expo Rent-A-Car. Reserve the car you decide and get our best offer to get it on the road in no time.